Senior Diagnostic Radiographer CT/MR

Posted 17 March by RWB Global Limited

Job Title:

Senior Diagnostic Radiographer

Line Manager (Operational):

Centre Manager/Clinical Lead

Professional Manager (if applicable)

Chief AHP

Department:

Diagnostics

Location:

Taunton

Hours:

37.5

Job Purpose:

  • To carry out high quality diagnostic imaging examinations in a way which meets patients’ needs within initially the mobile CT/MRI and once completed the Diagnostic Centre
  • To provide clinical expertise and supervision in the diagnostic Departments, (MRI, CT, Plain Film) including the training and mentoring of Radiographers and support staff
  • To perform MRI and CT examinations to provide diagnostic images relevant to the Imaging request.
  • To undertake Plain Film radiography as necessary
  • To utilise specialist knowledge in MRI and CT to ensure images achieved are of the highest possible standard and quality
  • To assist the Centre Manager/Clinical Lead to develop the overall diagnostic service
  • To maintain competence all aspect of cross sectional and diagnostic imaging, as the business requires
  • To take part in the shift, weekend services where the service requires
  • To maintain and promote high professional standards to provide a high quality, efficient and effective diagnostic radiography service
  • To be responsible for the day to day organisation of a scanner as required
  • To deputise for the Senior management team in the department if required
  • To undertake supervision of students and the assistant workforce

Key Working Relationships:

The Senior Diagnostic Radiographer will work closely as part of the multi-disciplinary team in the centres and with referrers and staff from the partner NHS Trust organisation

Span and Scope of Responsibility:

This is a Health Professions Council registered radiographer role to address diagnostic radiography service needs in an experienced capacity. The post holder will rotate through specialised diagnostic areas of the department and be responsible for their own professional actions. And for the supervision of students and assistant staff

Key Tasks:

  • To assess patients and decide upon the most appropriate way to gain a successful imaging examination, adapting the technique to take account of the patient’s physical and mental condition
  • To be able to interpret clinical information on an imaging request form so that the appropriate diagnostic technique is performed to answer the clinical problem
  • To ensure urgent clinical findings are communicated appropriately, and in line with current protocols
  • Cannulation of patients in contrast agent studies and for the injection of contrast agents as well as Saline and Buscopan
  • Supervision and teaching of junior staff and students in the centre within cross sectional Imaging and Plain film modalities as necessary
  • Supervision and training of MRI Assistant Practitioners as required
  • To plan, organise and prioritise own patient workload and assist in that of junior staff
  • To follow policies and procedures as defined by the local work area, Imaging Department, or professional body
  • To contribute to policy development within the Department
  • To ensure the quality of service to patients remains high and, where appropriate, provide feedback on proposals for improving services
  • To be responsible for the care and comfort of the patient whilst they are in the Department and respecting their privacy, dignity, and religious and cultural beliefs
  • To train and supervise staff (radiographic and non-radiographic) enabling them to become fully conversant with the duties applicable to them
  • To train and assess student radiographers, junior radiographers and radiographic helpers as required
  • To develop training materials and protocol documents in specialist diagnostic areas
  • To mentor junior staff
  • To encourage and practice accurate 'first time right’ Imaging and strive to achieve quality assurance in all aspects of the Service
  • To be able to undertake the whole range of specialist diagnostic techniques, including manual handling in a safe and secure way as required
  • To participate in department, shift system and out-of-hours roster
  • To ensure that all clinical and other information records are fully and accurately completed including the Radiology computer system
  • To be a super used for IEP, CRIS PACS and PACS Mail systems and help to train other users, including clerical and clinical staff
  • To ensure appropriate tidiness and efficiency is maintained in the work areas and assist other areas as necessary

Personal Development:

  • Show evidence of continuing professional development and attend training courses as identified through the performance management programme
  • Develop Leadership skill
  • To take part in audit and research undertaken within the department

Required skills

  • MRI
  • Radiography
  • Quality Patient Care
  • CT
  • Diagnotics

Application questions

Are you HCPC Registered?
Can you demonstrate post qualification experience of working within MR/CT?
Are you able to work in Taunton?

Reference: 41441287

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